The first weekend of the ESL PUBG Masters: Americas Phase 2 Grand Final is officially behind us and we’re already itching for the second weekend to start. There was action. There were come-from-behind victories. There was chicken.
The standings have eUnited on top with YAHO nipping at their heels. We have another 15 matches to play to determine who gets the biggest chunk of the $50,000 price pool and a hefty amount of PGC points.
Here are some of the biggest stories out of the first weekend of the Grand Finals.
The winners of Phase 1 take the lead
eUnited, who took home the first place trophy during ESL Masters: Americas Phase 1 earlier in 2022, are back on top. Two chicken dinners and 90 kills give them a six point lead over YAHO. It’s not much, but it could be enough to secure their victory this weekend.
This team improved between Grand Final weekends during Phase 1, meaning they could easily come back for more kills and chicken dinners in the final weekend of play. YAHO isn’t messing around though. This unsigned squad earned a weekend-high 96 kills during the first 15 matches.
Team Dodge and Soniqs are a little further down the leaderboards, but both teams could easily close the gap during the upcoming weekend.
FIUMBA on fire
FIUMBA currently leads all Latin American teams in the ESL PUBG Masters: Americas Phase 2 Grand Final. This squad sits comfortable in sixth place with 104 points, including 58 kills. These Argentines also earned two chicken dinners and a number of other top three placements.
This squad floundered in the second week of the Latin American Regional Playoff after starting off incredibly hot. They’ll need to buck that trend in order to remain on the upper end of the tournament leaderboard.
Young Kings, a Brazilian squad, is right on their tail with 101 points. One match could be the difference in this team passing FIUMBA and earning more PGC points.
Soniqs are eating well at ESL
Soniqs have gobbled down three chicken dinners, the highest of any team during the Grand Final, within the first 15 matches of the Grand Final. That, combined with their 69 kills, means that this four man squad is eating well so far.
We all witnessed this team rise from the ashes during the PUBG Continental Series 6. Tristan “Shrimzy” Nowicki and company came from the Last Chance Qualifier and absolutely dominated the Grand Final, earning the top spot on the leaderboards during both weekends of play in PCS6.
This squad could easily close the 22 point gap between them and first place in order to take the lead. We’ve seen them do much more before.
The second weekend of play will kick off on July 29th at 4:00 pm PT. These sixteen teams will start the second weekend of the Grand Final by fighting across Miramar.
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